As manufacturing operations adopt more intelligent systems, we’ve seen control systems, equipment, and networks rebranded as Operational Technology (OT). With this has come a change in approach from IT departments, who for decades wanted nothing to do with the weird and wonderful equipment that populated the OT space. While keeping the operational world at arm’s length was possible for IT in the past, they are now converging at such a pace and in a way that is impossible, or even perilous, to ignore.
Following the advice from the Fit for the Future series so far will see your operation collecting rich operational data to drive continuous improvement. However, with rising prices and increasing costs placing a burden on every individual and industry, there is a quick and straightforward way to gain greater insight into your energy and utility usage.
In this month’s Fit for the Future article, we will explore the culmination of many of the steps discussed in this series—Manufacturing Execution Systems.
Data capture is critical when you’re looking to drive continuous improvements in manufacturing, and it is equally crucial for regulatory compliance. In this month’s Fit for the Future article, we’ll look at how intelligent systems can streamline the capture of data required for quality management and regulatory compliance in regulated industries.
Cluttered user interfaces are like rain on a car windscreen, obscuring the most crucial information. As part of the drive to improve this issue, User Experience (UX) has replaced the term User Interface (UI) to describe visualisation methods which support users in decision-making with efficient and effective visual information.